Peter Taylor, Nottingham Forest Assistant, Died On This Day In 1990

ON THIS DAY: In 1990, Peter Taylor Died

On 4 October 1990, Brian Clough's former right-hand man at Derby County and Nottingham Forest Peter Taylor died aged 62 while on holiday in Majorca.

One half of one of English football's most revered double acts, Taylor had previously worked with Clough at Hartlepool before the pair moved to Derby in 1967 and guided the club to their first ever league title in 1972 after promotion from the Second Division.

He spent nine years as Clough's number two until Old Big 'Ead embarked on a disastrous 44-day spell as Leeds United manager in 1974.

Clough was reunited with his number two most successfully at Forest 1976, when following promotion to Division One, they won the league, two League Cups and most remarkably, two European Cups.

Sadly, as can often be the case with partnerships in football, Taylor fell out with Clough when he signed John Robertson from Forest without calling his former partner. Seven years later, he died.

Clough, when told of Taylor's death by Ron Fenton, said not a word, put the phone down and cried.

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